How to use “Netsh Winsock Reset” in Windows 10?

So, you came along this post wondering what is netsh Winsock reset or netsh int IP reset? Chances you are might be looking for a way to reset TCP IP stack, or your google chrome is taking too much time to load in your Windows XP, Vista,8, or 10. Here, in this post, we will give you complete information about how to use Winsock reset in windows 10 and how to reset TCP IP stack using the Winsock reset command. Read the whole post to get the information.

What is the Netsh Winsock Reset command?

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Netsh Winsock reset is a command prompt program to reset the Winsock catalog back to default settings or clean state. You can use it if you are having Internet access or networking problems but failing to resolve the issue after trying all other solutions. This can be useful if a malformed LSP is installed, which is resulting in loss of network connectivity.

While the use of this command can restore network connectivity, it should be used with care because any previously-installed LSPs may need to be re-installed.

Which Problems are solved by Winsock reset command?

If you are having any of the following problems, you can so netsh Winsock reset, and most probably, they will be fixed by this method.

  • Network problems after removing the adware, spyware, virus, worm, trojan, etc.
  • Lost network connection after installing adware, spyware, VPN, or firewall.
  • Unable to access any webpage or can only access only some webpages.
  • A pop-up error window with network related problem occurs.
  • No network connectivity due to registry errors.
  • DNS lookup problem occurs.
  • Fail to renew the network adapter’s IP address or some other DHCP errors.
  • Network connectivity issue with no connections messages.
  • Or some other networking problems.

How to perform Winsock reset in windows 10?

To perform a Winsock reset in windows 10, perform the following steps :

  • Click on Start.
  • In the Start Search box, type cmd. Right-click on command prompt and select run as administrator.
  • Type netsh Winsock reset in command prompt box and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
  • After it has finished resetting, you will get a message ‘Winsock reset completed successfully.’
  • That’s it, restart your computer to finish reset Winsock in Windows 10.
  • Similarly, to reset TCP/IP, use command netsh int TCP reset in cmd.

Steps for Windows 8 and 8.1

  • Hover your mouse pointer to the right side of the screen to make a menu bar appear and click on search.
  • Now search for CMD and press enter. The command prompt will open.
  • Type netsh Winsock reset in command prompt box and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
  • After it has finished resetting, you will get the message ‘Winsock reset completed successfully.’
  • That’s it, restart your computer to finish reset Winsock in Windows 10.

Windows 7, Vista and XP have same steps after opening command prompt window too 🙂

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How does it solve network adapter related issues?

The thing is, Netsh Winsock reset will uninstall any network service providers (apart from those included in winsock.dll) present in a laptop or PC like Bluetooth bridges, USB / network connections, the malware installed providers. Now that the harmful stuff is gone, your browsing issues will be solved.

We hope this post solved your browsing or network issues, and you liked this post. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Also, share this post on Facebook, Google plus, and with your friends so that they can know the use of this command and how to fix browser issues with netsh Winsock reset. Have a good day! 😉

11 thoughts on “How to use “Netsh Winsock Reset” in Windows 10?

  1. I keep running it but it blinks on then blinks back off very fast as if it were something preventing it to run. Downloading Office I get no connection error and Office will not activate.

  2. Thank you! helpfull
    when I run netsh winsock reset command the error solved but after one or two hour it show error again and client can not join Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 R2.
    How can I solve this problem?
    Thank you!

  3. I performed clean install of windows 10, installed chrome and chrome was unable to open web pages, sometimes it was stuck infinitely trying to open a web page. But this command “netsh winsock reset” solved the issue. Why this issue was present after clean install of windows 10. Thank you for writing this article. It was very useful.

  4. tnx for these information.
    I do this command but still i have problem with my Chrome and particulary with google.com , and they not working yet.

  5. Hi Jaydeep,
    I have a client working in Windows 10 who uses an Apple phone to HotSpot. He is not able to.
    He is able to connect via – Ethernet and WIFI at home and office, no issues. only the mobile hotspot being issue, is there a viable solution?
    I tried the solution above, but no luck.

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